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    Ten years since the war ended, Shepard's never taken a break from the war and rebuilding efforts. With the last mass relay built, some of the original Normandy crew gather for its activation. But something goes horribly awry, and an explosion opens a rift. The Normandy is sucked into an Einstein-Rosen bridge. Shepard wakes up later on a silent CIC. The crew is missing, and just outside the cockpit window, a mass relay is in view. The only problem is it looks just like the relays that were destroyed during the war.

    Sucked through space and time into another universe three years before the Reaper Invasion. What will Shepard change? How will it change her?

    This setting is based on the destroy option with intentions to stick as close to canon as possible. Shepard is from Mindoir and is the Hero of the Skyllian Blitz. During the original Reaper threat and war, she never romanced anyone. Shepard is pragmatic but also diplomatic. She leans heavily towards paragon options but indulges in renegade choices when it is beneficial. She regrets the deaths of the people she left behind and holds some envy for those able to look past war and battle.

    Inspiration from Found by Kate_Shepard on Archive of Our Own.

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    The necessities, the demands, and the endless pressure that is war finally crack the foundation that is Commander Shepard. Forced to face his demons, John is reminded once again that the people he fights for are willing to defend him, even from himself.

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    46/?
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    Shepard and Garrus reunite after the Reaper war but their new found love for civilian life, living on Elysium, is cut short when Cerberus pokes its ugly head up from the shadows. With the help of the crew of the Normandy, Captained by a newly appointed Spectre Kaidan Alenko, the ex-commander and retired Turian rebel have to put their past behind them while living on the very ship where it all began. Will they be able put a stop to their leaderless enemy and will they find out why the pair is being targeted again?

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    10/?
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    Elizabeth Shepard, the Earthborn, mostly-Paragon, biotic, misfit heroine of The Null Room and The Passage finally returns to Headquarters (from her gangland tour of the North American continent) just in time to say hello to the Reaper Invasion.

    Disclaimer the First: Shepard's and Vega's relationship likely won't make sense if you haven't read the previous stories.

    Disclaimer the Second: this story is LONG, in part, because it contains a great deal of dialogue pulled directly from the video game, with minuscule tweaks and mental commentary. we're trying to stay as (modded) canon as possible.

    Disclaimer the Third: there's an entire recorded playthrough on Youtube that runs in tandem with the story, including edits to construct scenes that don't strictly exist in the game (but, I argue, could). links in every chapter.

    Disclaimer the Fourth: Chapter count subject to change. Contains adult language. Void where prohibited. Please avoid operating large machinery while reading this fic.

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    Chapters:
    36/60
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    25
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    1
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    Garrus and Shepard decide to lean into rumors about their relationship, hoping to pull the rug from underneath their unwitting friends and crewmates. Little did they know, the only ones falling for it would be themselves.

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    6
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    With the Council working towards a treaty of peace between turians and humans, freshly appointed Spectre Vakarian reluctantly sets off in search of his future XO, an Ex-Alliance soldier who appears to be both a famed legend and total mystery.

    Can they become the symbol of peace the Council is looking for? Will past demons ruin their chances at saving the galaxy?

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    Commander Shepard is drawn to a planet containing a Prothean artifact through a dream, but he is soon haunted by surreal and dark nightmares that make him question his own sanity. And as various crew members begin acting strangely, Shepard wonders if everything was what it seemed with the Prothean artifact. Are the Protheans conducting an experiment from beyond the grave? Or were the crew of the Normandy SR2 never meant to handle the remains of such a powerful species? Or is there something else darker at play?

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    Part two of three: Our dynamic duo boards the Normandy and begins training with the crew you know and love -- who quickly realizes there is more going on here than mere collegial cooperation.
    Original story and characters based on the Mass Effect game series.
    Rated M for adult language, themes and/or suggestions.
    Part three coming spring 2022.

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    Athena Shepard was a lot of things; a strong warrior, a devoted lover, an invaluable friend.

    However, sometimes, just sometimes, her crew thought she was just plain stupidly crazy. Or stupid and crazy. Or one or the other. This...was one of those times.

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    4/4
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    11
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    Chapter 7 has arrived; Chapter 8 is coming!

    Where life is not so unjustly taken from a hero who has more than earned the breath in their lungs and the love in their arms.

    This is essentially a fix-it fic for the ending of the Mass Effect trilogy, because I sank a lot of hours into those games, and dang it, I want some absolution.

    Yeah, Mass Effect 3's ending stank like rotten eggs, but this series means too much to me.
    UNDER CONSTANT EDITS----STAY TUNED

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    Two years after the Reaper War, Shepard and Vakarian find themselves not only pulled into political trouble on Palaven, but also into the heart of a secret from the First Contact War/Relay 314 Incident that has begun to leave a trail of bodies. Adding to the chaos is Castis Vakarian's own past--now demanding a reckoning in the present day.

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    11/?
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    26
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    Commander Jane Shepard meets a Turian C-Sec Detective who leaves her swooning. Amid a galactic war, she's thinking of everyone but herself. He decides to remind her of her value in every imaginable way.

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    14/?
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    18
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    What is left when the ashes fall? Who is there to pick up the pieces? Are some burdens too much for any one person to bear?

    The Crucible was activated. The choice rippled through the galaxy. And now, with the Reapers defeated at last, the ones left standing must face the aftermath of fallen nations and toppled civilizations. They all knew the outcome, but so few were truly ready to face the consequences of what survival truly meant.

    Set directly following the ending of ME3, this dual-POV fic explores grief, love, and healing between Garrus, Shepard, and the galaxy at large.

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    19/?
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    12
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    5
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    686
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    Flashbacks, interstitial scenes, and backdoor dealings. A companion to ME2 focusing on characters and worlds, big and small.

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    78,145
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    10/33
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    10
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    9
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    3
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    yours is the light by which my spirit's born: you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars. ― e.e. cummings || nothing like a piece of your past to visit and muck up your retirement plans.

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    MORE flashbacks, interstitial scenes, and backdoor dealings. An AU retelling of ME3 focusing on characters and worlds, big and small.

    Nerdy, worldbuilding-heavy, flashback-heavy, intended to elaborate upon the canon through the POV of many different characters. Shipping is very minor, but when and if it happens it will be Joker/EDI, Shepard/Tali, Liara/Javik, and Gabby/Ken (in descending order of importance).

    Will be more serial and more AU than its predecessor, but it should still be the case that most chapters should stand alone.

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    5/50
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    Because I hated the ending of the third game, I made my own. Shepard doesn't trust the ghost/AI/reaper boy and the story goes from there.

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    Chapters:
    2/?
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    When an outbreak of scale-itch occurs on the Normandy SR-2, Detective Mordin Solus vows to find the culprit.

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    1/1
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    Thanks to the peace achieved between Tali and Legion on the Normandy, the quarians and geth are ready to talk for the first time in three hundred years. Neither side trusts the other, but if there's anyone they trust less it's the Council. To ensure impartiality and prevent outside interference, the human System Alliance agrees to mediate in secret.

    After defeating the Collectors at the center of the galaxy, the crew of the Normandy prepares to stand down for repairs while Commander Shepard goes to the Citadel with proof of the impending Reaper invasion. But word of the peace negotiations is leaked and the entire geth collective goes silent. Humanity's fragile relationship with the Council is shattered. And now Commander Shepard must find a way to unite them all before the reapers return to wipe out civilization as they all know it.

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    286,515
    Chapters:
    90/90
    Comments:
    90
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    104
    Bookmarks:
    9
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    3837
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    When the Crucible fired, all hell broke loose. Joker, in a failing effort to escape the wave of energy, crash lands the Normandy on an unknown habitable world. There, the crew meets a new race of part-organic, part-synthetic humanoids.

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    157
    Chapters:
    1/?
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